2019-09-10: News Headlines

RT (2019-09-10). War and whiskers: Freshly-resigned John Bolton gets meme-roasting. rt.com US National Security Advisor John Bolton's departure from the Trump administration has been met with a mix of joy from the MAGA crowd and protests from dedicated neocons, but also with an avalanche of memes. | President Donald Trump announced Bolton's dismissal by tweet on Tuesday, saying he had "disagreed strongly with many of his suggestions," presumably meaning his advocacy for military-enforced regime change in Syria, Venezuela, North Korea and Iran. Bolton insisted that he attempted to resign before Trump's announcement. | Reaction flowed in swiftly, with some commenters in the media lamenting the war-haw…

Stephen Lendman (2019-09-10). Netanyahu Cries Wolf About a Nonexistent Iranian Nuclear Threat — Again. globalresearch.ca Nuclear armed and dangerous Israel is a global menace, an indisputable fact. | It maintains unlawful stockpiles of chemical, biological, and other terror weapons as well. | The world community and establishment media remain silent about its existential threat to regional peace …

Dave Lindorff (2019-09-10). US Media Keep Saying Iran is 'In Violation' of a Nuclear Agreement the US Withdrew From. counterpunch.org Yes, Iran is increasing the number of centrifuges it is using to refine nuclear fuel, and yes, it is refining that fuel to a higher percentage of U-235, the isotope that allows the uranium to begin a chain reaction necessary for both fueling a nuclear reactor and for creating an atomic bomb. But in taking More

commondreams (2019-09-10). Global Zero Says Bolton's Departure Means Nuclear Treaty Has 'A Fighting Chance'. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Linda Pentz Gunter (2019-09-10). Nuclear Power Has No Role in Fighting the Climate Emergency. counterpunch.org The Aug. 26 editorial "A plan that goes nowhere" in the Washington Post claimed that Sen. Bernie Sanders's (I-Vt.) proposed $16.3 trillion climate plan was made "unnecessarily expensive" by his exclusion of new nuclear power construction and his intention to deny existing nuclear plants license extensions. According to research by the Environmental Working Group, five More

Prof. Joelien Pretorius (2019-09-10). Is It Time to Ditch the NPT, in Favor of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (Ban Treaty)? globalresearch.ca In 2020, the participants in the 1970 Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) will congregate for the treaty's 10th review conference. Which means that it may be a good time to re-examine the relevance of the NPT, and …

teleSUR (2019-09-10). Japan May Have to Dump Radioactive Water into Sea. telesurenglish.net Japan's Tokyo Electric Power will have to dump radioactive water from its destroyed Fukushima nuclear power plant into the Pacific Ocean as it runs out of room to store it, the environment minister said on Tuesday. | RELATED: | Hiroshima Mayor Urges Japan to Sign Nuclear Treaty, PM Refuses | Tokyo Electric, or Tepco, has collected more than 1 million tonnes of contaminated water from the cooling pipes used to keep fuel cores from melting since the plant was crippled by an earthq…

Juan Cole (2019-09-10). Trump-Taliban Talks Like Those with North Korea — A Photo Op on the Deck of the Titanic. globalresearch.ca The Afghanistan government has been miffed and apprehensive for some time that the Trump administration has been talking to the Taliban in Qatar without any representation from Kabul. Government officials were therefore happy about Trump's abrupt cancellation of what he …

Juan Cole (2019-09-10). Trump-Taliban talks like those with N. Korea — a photo op on the deck of the Titanic. nationofchange.org Trump-Taliban is just for show, like Trump-North Korea. It is like a photo op on the deck of the Titanic as it headed to sea.

WSWS (2019-09-10). As contract deadline looms in US, 8,000 GM autoworkers strike in South Korea. wsws.org The issues over which the Korean workers are striking are ones that their American co-workers will readily identify with.

Manlio Dinucci (2019-09-10). Dov'è l'Impegno antinucleare di Luigi Di Maio? globalresearch.ca C'è finalmente un ministro degli Esteri che si impegnerà a far aderire l'Italia al Trattato Onu sulla proibizione delle armi nucleari? Il neoministro Luigi Di Maio ha sottoscritto nel 2017 il Parliamentary Pledge dell'Ican, coalizione internazionale insignita del Premio Nobel …

Manlio Dinucci (2019-09-10). Onde está o empenho antinuclear de Luigi Di Maio? globalresearch.ca Existe, finalmente, um Ministro dos Negócios Estrangeiros que se empenhará em fazer aderir a Itália ao Tratado ONU sobre a proibiàßà£o das armas nucleares? O novo Ministro Luigi Di Maio assinou, em 2017, o Juramento Parlamentar do ICAN, a …

Julia Conley, staff writer (2019-09-10). Plan to Release Radioactive Fukushima Wastewater Into Pacific Ocean Panned by Critics. commondreams.org The far-reaching dangers of nuclear power were on full display Tuesday as Japan's environmental minister recommended releasing more than one million tons of radioactive wastewater from the Fukushima Daiichi plant into the Pacific Ocean, nearly a decade after a tsunami caused a meltdown at the coastal facility. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/greenpeace_2.jpg

Staff (2019-09-10). Headlines for September 10, 2019. democracynow.org Wilbur Ross Under Fire After Reports of Political Meddling at NOAA, Trump Says "Bad People" from Hurricane-Ravaged Bahamas Trying to Enter U.S., Boris Johnson Dealt More Blows over Brexit Plan as U.K. Parliament Suspended, U.N. Human Rights Chief: Climate Change Greatest Threat to Human Rights, French Summer Heat Waves Linked to 1,500 Deaths, Paraguay: Human Remains Found Under Former Property of Ex-Dictator Alfredo Stroessner, Bangladesh Imposes Mobile Phone Blackout on Rohingya Refugees, North Korea Fires 2 Projectiles After Proposing Renewal of Talks with U.S., Reports: CIA Extracted Russian Informant Who Prov…

United Nations (2019-09-09). Nuclear testing has 'disastrous consequences' for people and planet, General Assembly told. un.org Events commemorating the recent International Day against Nuclear Tests serve as an "important and stark reminder…of the disastrous consequences of nuclear testing on human health and the environment", a top UN official told the General Assembly on Monday.

Staff (2019-09-09). North Korea Fires Projectiles Hours After Offering Talks With U.S. truthdig.com The suggestion of resuming nuclear diplomacy with the two launches into the sea are seen as pressure on the Trump team to make concessions.

Staff (2019-09-06). Climate Forum Shows Candidates' Key Differences. therealnews.com At CNN's seven-hour climate town hall, ten Democratic candidates disagreed about fracking, nuclear power, and how much to fund the Pentagon. TRNN's Marc Steiner, Dharna Noor, and Steve Horn discuss.

Staff (2019-09-06). US and Iran "At Cliff's Edge" therealnews.com Iran's president Hassan Rouhani presented an ultimatum of two months to the EU to save the Iran nuclear deal. However, the deal is likely to continue to deteriorate, says The Independent's Patrick Cockburn…

United Nations (2019-09-05). Thursday's Daily Brief: Facebook rallies against vaccination 'fake news', DPR Korea UN staff cuts call, Syria crop report, crisis funding and Dorian latest. un.org A recap of Thursday's stories: Facebook and WHO work together to stem misinformation on vaccines; North Korea tells UN to cut staff; $75 million allocated for eight crises; mixed news on Syria crop production; 'digital divide' sidelines most vulnerable.

Staff (2019-09-05). Headlines for September 5, 2019. democracynow.org 2020 Dem Candidates Talk Fracking, Green New Deal, Nuclear Energy & More at Climate Crisis Town Hall, Brexit Battle Heats Up as Lawmakers Vote to Block "No-Deal" Scenario, Trump Shows Doctored Hurricane Map as Dorian Hits U.S. Coast After Ravaging Bahamas, Report: FBI Tracking Immigration Activists Who Oppose Trump Policies, Aid Groups Uncover More Human Remains at Arizona-Mexico Border, State Dept. Official Offered Millions to Captain of Iranian Oil Tanker to Divert Vessel, Mexico: Main Suspect in 2014 Ayotzinapa Student Disappearance Acquitted, Denmark Bans PFAS from Food Packaging, Germany Announces Glyphosate…

Ian Gamble (2019-09-02). US conducts ground launch cruise missile test. liberationnews.org On Aug. 18, less than three weeks after scrapping the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty, the U.S. launched a ballistic cruise missile from San Nicholas Island, CA.

Peace Action (2019-06-25). Peace Action Endorses Ilhan Omar for Congress. peaceaction.org Washington, DC — June 25, 2019 — Peace Action has announced its endorsement of Ilhan Omar for Congress in Minnesota's 5th Congressional District. Peace Action is a national grassroots organization working to advance nuclear disarmament, promote government spending priorities that support human needs, encourage real security through international cooperation and human rights, and support nonmilitary …

Peace Action (2019-06-24). Peace Action Endorses Kara Eastman for Congress. peaceaction.org Washington, DC — June 24, 2019 — Peace Action has announced its endorsement of Kara Eastman for Congress in Nebraska's 2nd Congressional District. Peace Action is a national grassroots organization working to advance nuclear disarmament, promote government spending priorities that support human needs, encourage real security through international cooperation and human rights, and support nonmilitary …

Peace Action (2019-06-17). Peace Action Endorses Ayanna Pressley for Congress. peaceaction.org Washington, DC — June 17, 2019 — Peace Action, the nation's largest grassroots peace organization, and its affiliate Massachusetts Peace Action, endorsed Ayanna Pressley for Massachusetts' 7th district. Peace Action is a national grassroots organization working to advance nuclear disarmament, promote government spending priorities that support human needs, encourage real security through international cooperation and …

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